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Headword: Μαμμίαν
Adler number: mu,126
Translated headword: mammia, mummy
Vetting Status: high
Attic writers [call] a mother [this]. From the fact that children refer to eating as mummying [μαμμᾶν ].
Greek Original:
Μαμμίαν: Ἀττικοὶ τὴν μητέρα. ἀπὸ τοῦ τὰ παιδία μαμμᾶν τὸ φαγεῖν λέγειν.
Same entry, from Aelius Dionysius, in Photius (mu82 Theodoridis).
See e.g. Aristophanes, Lysistrata 878, 879, 890.
Keywords: children; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 23 June 2004@04:16:55.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added keyword, set status) on 23 June 2004@20:06:12.
David Whitehead (added note and another keyword) on 24 June 2004@03:03:12.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 16 November 2005@08:22:11.
David Whitehead on 29 April 2013@06:32:20.


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